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Veterans honored for giving back
Three locals will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which recognizes honorably discharged military veterans for their contributions to their communities, in a ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Legislative Office Building.
joined the Navy in 1960, having only completed the eighth grade, and went on to serve for 26 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander.
Navy veteran William “Paul” Orstad, 75, of Norwich
also will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Dec. 7.
Orstad spent 20 years in the Navy and served on five different submarines, retiring in October 1979 as a chief petty officer.
72, of Pawcatuck, an Air Force veteran, has served as assistant secretary for policy and planning for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since October 2014.
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